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3/11/2021

Modern browsers have so much power these days that a lot of that capability slips right past us, unnoticed. Do you begin your morning opening up your go-to tabs and lining them up on the left side? There is an easier way, whether you are using Chrome, Firefox or Edge.

Right click to "pin"

If your most important tab is, say Gmail, right click on the Gmail tab and choose "pin." That tab will automatically align itself to the left and shrink to its icon. Maybe you have a a to-do browser app. That's another good choice to "pin."

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You can later "unpin" apps or move them around to the left or right. However, they always stay on the left with the other "pinned" tabs. Close that browser window and re-open it and the pins will still be there, although other tabs that you were working on will have disappeared. When you close your browser at the end of the day, be sure the browser window with your selected pins is the last one you close, so that this browser window is the one that will recreate when you reboot in the morning.

Make your own website "pinnable"

"Pins" are not just for superstar apps. Pin your company website too, but be sure you or your developer have assigned a "favicon" to your site. Otherwise, your pinned site will just display a generic icon. Favicons are usually simplified versions of your own logo. For best results, use a 16 pixel x 16 pixel image in file format gif, png, jpg, or ico and include a link in the head of your HTML, such as:

<link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/gif" href="/images/mySmallLogo.gif" />

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